-Billy Hunter and the Players’ Union say that they’re “considering” an appeal of the Artest and Jackson suspensions. From the Associated Press:
“Based on prior precedent, we think the suspensions are excessive,” union director Billy Hunter said Sunday in a statement. “We plan to confer with the players and their representatives to consider all of our options for appeal.”
(This, of course, means that they’re not gonna do a damn thing about the situation.)
-Ron Ron, according to his agent, isn’t even gonna wait for the Players’ Association to step up: He’s appealing the suspension regardless. And naturally, in true Artest fashion, he also apologized to just about everyone on planet Earth for “putting himself in a position to be suspended.” Sigh.
-Charles Barkley took 100 firefighters out to dinner. Pure class.
Reliable sources have informed me that Seattle Supersonics star Kevin Durant, the 2nd overall selection in the June NBA Draft, is finalizing an endorsement deal with Nike. I have not been able to secure the terms of the deal but am told it is a multi-year deal.